City of Greeley Water Rental Program Policies and Procedures

The City of Greeley has an annual agricultural water rental program it uses to rent excess supplies. Below are our Water Rental program policies and procedures.

Water rental request list

To rent supplies during the irrigation season, you must first get on the request list.

  • We are transitioning to an online form submission, rather than a call-in system. Starting in 2020, the only way to get on the rental list will be using the online form.
  • For the 2019 season, you may either use the online form or call in to get on the list.
  • You will be given priority for your rental request based on a first-come-first-served basis. The online forms will be processed in the same priority as the phone requests and will be timestamped with the submission time.
  • Please complete the online form. The form can be accessed before January 1 at midnight, but forms must be submitted on or after January 1 at midnight or later to reserve a place in line.
  • Requests can also be made by phone with Alex Tennant (Water Resources Analyst) by calling 970-336-4039 beginning January 1 at midnight.
  • Requests made before January 1 at midnight through either process (online form or phone) will not be added to the list.

How to make a request

  • Requests may not exceed 500 AF per renter.
  • Specify your name, company (if applicable), phone number, email address, billing address, request amount, type of water (Greeley rents CBT by the AF, GLIC shares and AF, and WSSC shares), and ditch of delivery.
  • Greeley’s water rental program is for AGRICULTURE ONLY. The water rental program is not for oil and gas, HOAs, or any other non-agricultural uses. The City of Greeley does have a separate water rental program for augmentation water; to make a request for augmentation water, please contact Jennifer Petrzelka (Water Resources Operations Manager) at 970-350-9859.

Water rentals

Water rentals will NOT be confirmed until after the annual April W&S Board meeting (typically mid-April). This is when the W&S Board declares an “Adequate Water Year,” meaning that the City has excess supplies available for rental.

  • Price per acre-foot (AF) shall reflect each supply’s average assessment cost.
    • CBT price excludes the cost of rule 11 charges. Please be aware that if C-BT water is rented, you may incur a rule 11 charge with your delivery ditch.

If the W&S Board declares an Adequate Water Year, the Water Resources Analyst will begin contacting requestors according to the order-of-priority on the water rental request list per the terms below.

  • Water will first be offered to in-basin requestors first (Big Thompson, Cache La Poudre, South Platte), and then to requestors within Northern Water’s district boundaries.
  • Once you are contacted, you have 48 hours to confirm that you would still like to rent the water requested for the irrigation season or make modifications to that request.
  • Once you confirm your request with the Water Resources Analyst, she/he will send you a letter and invoice for your water rental.
  • When the Water Resources Analyst receives your payment, your rented water is available for delivery through your ditch company. Water will not be delivered to you until the full payment is received.

Depending on the volume of excess supplies, the Water Resource Operations Manager may choose to rent out small amounts of water at once. For example, if the Water Resource Operations Manager decides to first only rent out a block of 2,000 AF of water and there are 2,500 AF of water rental requests ahead of you on the list, you may not be contacted until the second block of water is available to rent (which may not be until the end of May or early June, in this example).

This page is intended to reflect current Greeley W&S Department policy, and may be subject to change. Updated 12/12/2018

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Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Ave, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax

Water Conservation

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